Reviewing Replimune Group (REPL) and Genocea Biosciences (GNCA)

Replimune Group (NASDAQ:REPL) and Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ:GNCA) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Replimune Group and Genocea Biosciences, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Replimune Group 0 0 3 0 3.00
Genocea Biosciences 0 0 4 0 3.00

Replimune Group presently has a consensus price target of $27.33, suggesting a potential upside of 149.16%. Genocea Biosciences has a consensus price target of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 616.85%. Given Genocea Biosciences’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Genocea Biosciences is more favorable than Replimune Group.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

55.8% of Replimune Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.9% of Genocea Biosciences shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of Genocea Biosciences shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Replimune Group and Genocea Biosciences’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Replimune Group N/A N/A N/A
Genocea Biosciences N/A -584.35% -96.12%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Replimune Group and Genocea Biosciences’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Replimune Group N/A N/A -$19.70 million N/A N/A
Genocea Biosciences $230,000.00 210.17 -$56.71 million ($1.98) -0.28

Replimune Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Genocea Biosciences.

Summary

Genocea Biosciences beats Replimune Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Replimune Group Company Profile

Replimune Group, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, focuses on the development of oncolytic immunotherapies to treat cancer. The company uses its proprietary Immulytic platform to design and develop product candidates that are intended to activate the immune system against cancer. Its lead product candidate is RP1, a selectively replicating version of herpes simplex virus 1 that is in Phase I/II clinical trials for a range of solid tumors. The company is also developing RP2, which is in Preclinical trials to express an anti-CTLA-4 antibody-like protein in order to block the inhibition of the immune response otherwise caused by CTLA-4; and RP3 that is in Preclinical trials to express immune-activating proteins that stimulate T cells. Replimune Group, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.

Genocea Biosciences Company Profile

Genocea Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers and develops novel cancer vaccines. The company uses its proprietary discovery platform, ATLAS, to recall a patient's pre-existing CD4+ and CD8+ T cell immune responses to tumor to identify antigens for inclusion in vaccines that are designed to act through T cell (or cellular) immune responses. Its lead immuno-oncology program is GEN-009, an adjuvanted neoantigen peptide vaccine candidate, which is in preclinical stage, designed to direct a patient's immune system to attack tumor. The company is also seeking partners to develop cancer vaccines targeting tumor-associated antigens and a vaccine targeting cancers caused by Epstein-Barr virus. Genocea Biosciences, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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